London River Thames High-Speed Cruise from Embankment Pier

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London River Thames High-Speed Cruise from Embankment Pier
from £47.30
Are you an adrenaline junkie? Then this high-speed Thames river RIB experience cruise tour is tailor made for you! London will truly come alive and kicking with the fastest, most exciting River Thames cruise you could ever experience.
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In Brief

Greater London, United Kingdom
United Kingdom
1 hour 15 minutes
Small-group tour
Important InfoInfo
The super-powered Rigid Inflatable Boats (RIB's) are specially designed to operate on the River Thames. One minute you're cruising gently under Tower Bridge, the next you are racing out towards the Thames Barrier at a rate of 50 knots on a speed boat.

This fantastic interactive guided tour takes in London's top sights and gives fascinating insight into their history. With a modern sound system on board you'll be sure to hear your guide's entertaining and informative commentary even at high speed.

Choose between the 50-minute Canary Wharf Experience and the 80-minute Thames Barrier Experience. Take the Canary Wharf Experience to see the famous sights of the Houses of Parliament, HMS Belfast, Tower of London and Execution Dock.

Or opt for the Thames Barrier Experience and in addition enjoy beautiful views of Greenwich and the incredible Thames Barrier, the world's second largest movable flood barrier. You will also be sped around the O2 Arena, filming location of the James Bond movie The World is Not Enough whilst listening to the movie soundtrack.

Group sizes are restricted to 12 passengers on both tours, ensuring a personal and fun experience. London's number one action activity is not to be missed!


  • High-Speed River Cruise
  • Life jacket
  • All-weather clothing provided
  • Entry/Admission - Thames River


  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Gratuities

Departure Point

Victoria Embankment, London, UK

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children under 16years must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please note that children have to weigh a minimum of 15kg (2.36 stone)
  • Changes after booking may be subject to an alteration fee
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Teens and parents loved. Totally fun way to experience London on first day of trip. Everything was great about the experience.
• Submitted 20 Aug 2019
We had a great time. The queuing up process was handled very well with security questions and safety demo. Only 12 people on the boat, the guide was very entertaining and very professional pilot who made us have lots of thrills... would do it again tomorrow x fabulous x
• Submitted 09 Jul 2018
• Submitted 11 Feb 2018
What can I say apart from absolutely fab!!!! Our crew were John and Joe and I really didn't expect it to be this much fun..... As soon as we cleared Tower Bridge - dipping, diving, fast turns and the James Bond theme coming out of the speakers.... don't think I have screamed so much since giving birth to my daughter! I cannot recommend this experience enough and the crew gave a really informative and entertaining commentary that was just right - not intrusive and over the top - just right.
• Submitted 11 Sep 2017
Our trip happened to take place during unpleasant weather. Cold, nasty rain. It's quite the testament to this tour that even in bad conditions, we still had a great time. The tour guide was funny, the captain skilled. There is a moment in particular that stands out. When the boat crosses the bridge and the captain can accelerate, the James Bond theme is played. I felt like a kid in that moment. If we visit London again, I would book this trip again.
• Submitted 30 Aug 2017
Annual girls weekend to London. We did Tower Bridge fab, Comedy About A Bank Robbery at Criterion Theatre very well done and hilarious and the RIB High Speed Cruise was a birthday treat for my twin daughters. RIB booking very easy, emailed to confirm the week before our arrival. Richard's commentary was amusing and very knowledgeable Joe's driving skills were superb if a bit hair-raising at times!. Thoroughly enjoyed and thoroughly recommend.
• Submitted 19 Aug 2017
Really a 'must do' experience. Such fun and a superb birthday treat for one of our party - we were 6 in total. Really comprehensive commentary - can definitely recommend this as a novel way to see London from a different perspective. The skill of the pilot was brilliant and breathtaking from time to time!!
• Submitted 19 Aug 2017
Hold on tight and be prepared for a thrilling ride. It was like taking a roller coaster ride on the Thames.
• Submitted 04 Aug 2017
Fantastic fun, highly recommend. Great way to see the sights from a different perspective, and some high speed boat fun thrown in! Fun commentary along the way and expert driving. My Dad 70, my son 9 and I all loved it.
• Submitted 31 Jul 2017
A great tour. A real must to do.
• Submitted 21 Jul 2017
Sweet Sweet Sweet, I really loved this tour! How many times will you get to ride on a high speed boat on the Thames River in your lifetime. I got some great video and pictures while on the tour and it was a lot of fun!
• Submitted 08 Mar 2017
Very courteous staff and a fast ride for sure seeing most of London's waterfront. Boat Captain did a nice job of making the ride interesting and informative.
• Submitted 15 Oct 2016
• Submitted 12 Sep 2016
Very much fun on a beautiful August afternoon!! After clearing the speed zones past Tower Bridge, they were able to open up the V8 engines and it was great gliding over the Thames River at speed with the wind in your hair! Good sightseeing guide on board as well.
• Submitted 10 Aug 2016
Exactly as described Good fun and very safe but I would recommend a hat and scarf as it is very windy and cold at high speed Guide was quite witty too.
• Submitted 10 Apr 2016
Took this exciting ride last Saturday with my 22 year old daughter and we loved it! The ride starts off at a pleasant cruising speed as the friendly and funny guide points out major landmarks along the way. About 20 minutes into the ride they hit the throttle and crank up the music as you race down the river towards Canary Wharf and then back again. Just the right amount of speed , action and thrills for people of all ages.
• Submitted 25 Jan 2016
Het was fantastisch. leuke bemanning en uitleg. aanrader.
• Submitted 22 Dec 2015
It was fantastic :
• Submitted 17 Dec 2015
• Submitted 07 Dec 2015
I highly recommend this tour!!! Its a lot of fun, you see all the major sights along the Thames and you are in a small boat - so it's almost a private experience all the normal Thames sightseeing boats are so big and crowded.
• Submitted 27 Oct 2015
Definitely the way to see the Thames! No leisurely boat ride here...
• Submitted 26 Oct 2015
An excellent cruise--everything I had hoped. Guides were funny as well shared a lot of London knowledge
• Submitted 21 Sep 2015
Fantastic trip - excellent commentary by Michael different to the usual run of the mill boat trips - much more personalised and an exhilarating turn of speed added to a brilliant experience. Would recommend it to anyone!!
• Submitted 13 Aug 2015
Unbelievably good even though the high speed bit nearly scared us out of 5 years of growth. Saw so much of London that is never seen by road. Truely a once in a lifetime trip.
• Submitted 04 Aug 2015

In Brief

Greater London, United Kingdom
United Kingdom
1 hour 15 minutes
Small-group tour

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